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$3M for hospice – End-of-life issues studied

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An anonymous donor has given Hospice of Michigan $3 million for a research institute to study end-of-life care issues.

The Institute for Care at the End of Life will support research and education programs aimed at terminally ill people and their caregivers. The institute will also research quality-of-life issues for the elderly and educate them on how to plan for end-of-life care.

“We hope the Institute will be a place where end-of-life researchers from other institutions will come together to exchange ideas to move the care of the dying to the forefront, and increase our ability to collaborate with educational institutions,” said Dorothy E. Deremo, president and CEO of the Hospice of Michigan.

The nonprofit is the nation’s largest nonprofit hospice program, providing daily care to more than 800 terminally ill people in 45 Michigan counties. The group serves nearly 7,000 patients each year, about a quarter of all Michigan hospice patients.

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